.@jimsciutto: UK intel collected communications between Trump associates and Russia in an “incidental collection” https://t.co/5IKbfZTxAi— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 13, 2017
Judge Napolitano has been vindicated by CNN of all places with this story of how British intel through "incidental collection" had in fact intercepted communications between Trump staff "Russian officials and other Russian individuals during the campaign and passed on those communications to their US counterparts, US congressional and law enforcement and US and European intelligence sources tell CNN."
So first off all the sites who reported Napolitano was fired and suspended because of the allegations he made about the GCHQ need to apologize.
Second, WHY was British and European intel agencies so quick to share this info with "US counterparts" and who in the US actually received this intel during the campaign? Who are the "counterparts", who in Congress and law enforcement were given access?
Third and more importantly Fox News' Shepard Smith should be FIRED for attacking, dismissing and delegitimizing Napolitano.
The smoking gun is still out there tying this to obama, but as Napolitano warned, obama went this route so “there’s no American fingerprints on this”.
British intelligence passed Trump associates' communications with Russians on to US counterparts
by Jim Sciutto, Pamela Brown and Eric Bradner | CNN
Washington (CNN)British and other European intelligence agencies intercepted communications between associates of Donald Trump and Russian officials and other Russian individuals during the campaign and passed on those communications to their US counterparts, US congressional and law enforcement and US and European intelligence sources tell CNN.
The communications were captured during routine surveillance of Russian officials and other Russians known to western intelligence. British and European intelligence agencies, including GCHQ, the British intelligence agency responsible for communications surveillance, were not proactively targeting members of the Trump team but rather picked up these communications during what's known as "incidental collection," these sources tell CNN.
The European intelligence agencies detected multiple communications over several months between the Trump associates and Russian individuals -- and passed on that intelligence to the US. The US and Britain are part of the so-called "Five Eyes" agreement (along with Canada, Australia and New Zealand), which calls for open sharing among member nations of a broad range of intelligence.
The communications are likely to be scrutinized as part of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.
"If foreign intelligence agencies share information with US intelligence, and it's relevant to the investigation, then of course the intelligence committee will look at it," a source close to the Senate investigation told CNNread more